Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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kaleidoscopelady 2 years ago

kaleidoscopeladydid I fail?

This goal didn’t last quite long enough for me to prove to myself that I can be a man.

I accomplished a few little things but nothing that made me feel like “hell yeah, I am a man!”. I mean, had I worked on a car or cleaned the gutters…

I suspect now, at least for the time being, my man will make himself very useful in taking care of said manly duties so it will not be necessary.

I suppose I will go forth with a bit more sense of competency. Or maybe rather with a sense of determination to handle things myself instead of immediately asking for help.

I won’t lie though, the help is quite wonderful.

Men are wonderful. I really appreciate them and would really not want to be one. 2 years ago


got some stuff brought up from the basement, some long since burnt out light fixtures replaced, mousetraps removed.

I didn’t do it. A man did. I hope he enjoyed it as much as I did.

Wait, he cooked dinner last night too. 2 years ago

kaleidoscopeladyoh boy

watch out. I am such a man right now.

Got all the printer stuff, drivers and programs downloaded blah blah, paperwork printed and ready to go.

Grrr. 2 years ago


I can’t find the disk to the printer and need the drivers downloaded so I can print a few simple documents to continue with applying for medical insurance.

This is goofy, it’s been going on forever. I really need to get this done.

I have asked both men in my house, to be honest, and they both blew me off.

Time to man up.

Hell, maybe the teenager issues is more of being a “man” than growing a backbone, now that I think of it. 2 years ago


I am too embarassed to actually list the “manly” type things that I need to take care of so I will just say that I am making a bit of progress.

Manly, in this case, is to mean..things that frighten me or feel overwhelming or too “hard”. 2 years ago


this goal is tongue in cheek. I have no desire to have a sex change.

I was laying in bed last night thinking about some of the things that need to be done in my life and I was absolutely contracting with fear.

I realized that I really have a bit of helpless woman syndrome. These tasks…things around the house, applying for the loan. some of the licensing things, etc are things that I would love to leave to the task of a strong man…however, that hasn’t been feasible.

It occurs to me that I really do wish for a dominant man at some level…to leave me to dwell where my expertise lies in “womanly” things. I have those things covered.

The problem with men who label themselves as dominant nearly never have the ….business to back it up. That is, never can take care of the masculine realm (as I see/feel it) as well as I take care of the feminine realm, as I see it.

I may remove this goal after thinking it through, it certainly made sense in my sleepy brain last evening.

This isn’t to say that I’m weak. It’s to say noone else is going to take care of these difficult things for me so I have to “man up” and just do it.

I do not intend to be sexist at all. I have an idea of what I believe my own gender/personal role to be….if I were in an ideal situation where the workload were balanced. My independence and stubborness has seem to block that plenty of times but I believe with the right man, that would not be an issue because I would, in fact, admire his strength.

This is all in theory of course because that man does not seem to exist so in the meantime, I will have to be the man. Heaven help me.

Please tell me if this makes sense. :) 2 years ago

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